Death – Obituaries : (MARKET NEWS) – Friends and families are mourning the death of Officer Manny Ortiz who was killed in accident on empire blvd rochester ny .
The Rochester Police Foundation paid tribute to officer Manny Ortiz with the following statements
We are saddened to hear of the passing of Officer Manny Ortiz, a 22 year veteran of the Rochester Police Department, in a tragic one-car accident last night. Ortiz served in the Community Affairs Bureau as a crime prevention officer and was well known in the community. Our thoughts go out to his wife, his son, and his brothers and sisters in RPD. Please take a moment and keep RPD in your thoughts as well, recognizing the challenges our officers face to keep our communities safe. Details regarding how we can help his family will are forthcoming.
Manuel “Manny” Ortiz (1967-2019, RPD 1997-2019)
Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on what cause the death of Manny Ortiz . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
MCSO mourns Rochester Police Officer, Manuel “Manny” Ortiz, a 22 year veteran of the force who died in a one-vehicle MVA this evening at 7:01 pm on Empire Blvd., Penfield. Officer Ortiz was 52 years old. Our hearts are with Officer Ortiz family and our RPD family.
Very sad news tonight. MCSO has confirmed Rochester Police Officer Manuel “Manny” Ortiz was killed after his car crashed in Penfield. That was around 7pm tonight. He was a 22 year veteran of the RPD.
According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office: Ortiz was off-duty, but was driving into work at the time of the crash. Witnesses say his car drifted off, crossing into oncoming lanes, before driving into a ravine. Ortiz was alone in the car. What caused the crash is being investigated. #ROC